Oleksandr Usyk needs to face heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua within the UK as a substitute of a extra profitable bout in Saudi Arabia.
Actually, the undefeated Ukrainian needs to combat in entrance of the ‘very nice’ British public.
The 33-year-old is the obligatory challenger for Joshua’s WBO title, which he retained with a crushing show towards Kubrat Pulev earlier than Christmas.
Though Joshua needs to unify the division towards WBC champion Tyson Fury, Usyk is in line to scupper these plans and intends to enact his compulsory clause.
Usyk instructed The Solar: “As for me I don’t care the place the combat takes place, I’ll put up a present wherever.
“Nevertheless, I believe Britain can be actually cool as a result of they’re actually nice followers and very nice folks.”
The 33-year-old defeated Dereck Chisora on Halloween in his second skilled bout as a heavyweight, however did not seize the creativeness.
Nevertheless, he maintained his undefeated document within the capital towards the grizzled veteran – not like potential future foe Deontay Wilder.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was defeated in scientific style by Fury of their Las Vegas rematch in February and has not fought for the reason that stoppage loss.
Usyk added: “There are numerous guys who I want to combat and can be completely happy to combat, like Deontay Wilder.”
The American, who admitted he rejected a extra profitable bout towards Joshua in an effort to pursue Fury, made a collection of accusations towards ‘The Gypsy King’ within the aftermath of his world title loss.
However regardless of suggesting his drink was spiked, his costume was too heavy or Fury’s gloves had been tampered, Usyk as a substitute believes the Brit gained truthful and sq..
He stated: “I wouldn’t wish to touch upon his allegations however I do assume the defeat was truthful.
“Tyson Fury was the higher boxer on the time.”